• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    A porcelain cup

    BY THE IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FACTORY, ST PETERSBURG, PERIOD OF CATHERINE II

    Price Realised  

    A porcelain cup
    by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg, period of Catherine II
    Semi-spherical, on a low circular base, the body painted with a multi-coloured scene depicting a light cavalry soldier sharpening a lance against a boulder against a painted outdoor landscape, with a gilt and dark purple upper border, marked under base with dark blue underglaze 'E II' and dot and the incised marks '2; 15'
    1 7/8 in. (4.6 cm.) high, 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diameter


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    Literature

    Masterpieces of 18th c..., number 45.